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Ironically vs. Coincidentally

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Ironicallyadverb

(manner) In an ironic manner; in a way displaying irony.

Coincidentallyadverb

In a coincidental manner.

Ironicallyadverb

(evaluative) Used to draw attention to an ironic aspect of a situation being described.

‘Ironically, the automated checkout system ended up costing more in repairs than the workers it was meant to replace.’;

Coincidentallyadverb

happening at the same time

Ironicallyadverb

contrary to plan or expectation;

‘ironically, he ended up losing money under his own plan’;

Coincidentallyadverb

in a way that results from chance despite being very unlikely

‘the three are coincidentally reunited when captured by the enemy’; ‘her dad coincidentally happens to be the accountant at the bank’;

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Ironicallyadverb

in an ironic manner;

‘she began to mimic him ironically’;

Coincidentallyadverb

at the same time

‘the report should be published coincidentally with the letter’;

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